Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Operation Surprise Aunt Lizzie

Hi! It's Jilly. My sister recently returned from an 18-month mission in Brazil for our church. We really wanted to be there when she arrived at the airport, but there was no way we could make it. But, my Mom was planning to have an Open House for her a couple weeks after she got home. My brother and sisters and I secretly planned to all come to her Open House!
The kids and I drove from New York down to Texas, and we didn't breathe a word to my sister, who I text every day. Ha ha! 

We even stopped a couple places on our way, like Mammoth Caves in Kentucky and The Pink Palace Museum in Memphis. It was killing me to not share pictures on Facebook or Instagram, but it would have ruined the surprise!

When we got close to my Mom's house, I texted my Mom to make sure Liz was home. When we got there we rang the doorbell. My Mom said, "Oh, that's probably the Boy Scouts picking up a donation." Then, the kids and I sneaked into the house and sat on the couch in the living room.

When Liz came into the hallway and spied the kids sitting on the couch she was in shock! She couldn't believe it. She was, like, "What are you doing in my house?! Did you drive all the way here?!" It was SO AWESOME!!

Then, a couple days later, two more of my sisters arrived. Liz couldn't believe it. She was completely surprised! It was amazing to have all my siblings together. We haven't all been in the same room for over SEVEN YEARS!! I am so glad we were able to make our awesome surprise happen!

Have you ever surprised a loved one? What did you do? Did they love it?

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